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post #31 of 36

Re: OPI no longer sold wholesale/online

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Originally Posted by macgirl3121 View Post
Guess you won't be shopping at Walmart either. Thier markup is easily more than 200% on an item mass produced in China for mere pennies per item. Welcome to capitalism.
Your comment is little more than forum trolling but I will point out that Walmart doesn't use distributors the same way the beauty industry does. I'd also like to point out that etailers are making full use of "capitalism" by selling OPI online at the prices they do, so I'm familiar with the system.


For the internet savvy ladies who just found out about polish etailers I feel your pain! Sorry you're missing out on something good. Lots of nail polish blogs (google scrangie, nailphile, polish or perish) will post if a polish is in their opinion easily dupe-able.

I can see this thread turning into an unhealthy discussion on consumer rights so I'll bow out now-good luck ladies on your discounted OPI searches!
post #32 of 36

Re: OPI no longer sold wholesale/online

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Originally Posted by ruthless View Post
Your comment is little more than forum trolling but I will point out that Walmart doesn't use distributors the same way the beauty industry does. I'd also like to point out that etailers are making full use of "capitalism" by selling OPI online at the prices they do, so I'm familiar with the system.


For the internet savvy ladies who just found out about polish etailers I feel your pain! Sorry you're missing out on something good. Lots of nail polish blogs (google scrangie, nailphile, polish or perish) will post if a polish is in their opinion easily dupe-able.

I can see this thread turning into an unhealthy discussion on consumer rights so I'll bow out now-good luck ladies on your discounted OPI searches!
I don't need to post outrageous statements to provoke response. My response is from the point of view of a professional in the beauty business on the other side of this issue.

I'm well aware that Walmart does not use distrubustors. My comment was in response to yours about insane markups and Walmart probably has the most insane markups to be found currently in the marketplace.

post #33 of 36

Re: OPI no longer sold wholesale/online

opi's statement that " In addition, it deprives consumers of the professional care and advice that are necessary to enjoy these professional-use products."

is BS. Come on, do I really need "proffessional advice" on how to use a bottle of nail polish? Give me a break.

I think it's a dumb move on OPI's part. I never buy OPI in stores - I just dont want to spend 9 dollars on one nail polish. I'm going to buy some from Transdesign's liquidation sale, and then that's it. As others have mentioned, there are plenty of other polish brands to choose from
post #34 of 36

Re: OPI no longer sold wholesale/online

It sucks mostly for us international gals because OPI costs over $20 a bottle here and we usually have a crappy selection, not a lot of variety. Well, I just won't be buying OPI anymore.

TransDesign also stopped their cheap international shipping, so I guess it's just ebay for us international peeps.

I just won't be buying OPI anymore. I was already paying like $7 or $8 a bottle before including the shipping cost, but $20 for OPI, hell no!
post #35 of 36

Re: OPI no longer sold wholesale/online

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Originally Posted by MissChievous View Post
It sucks mostly for us international gals because OPI costs over $20 a bottle here and we usually have a crappy selection, not a lot of variety. Well, I just won't be buying OPI anymore.

TransDesign also stopped their cheap international shipping, so I guess it's just ebay for us international peeps.

I just won't be buying OPI anymore. I was already paying like $7 or $8 a bottle before including the shipping cost, but $20 for OPI, hell no!
it really does suck for us! i too was thinking of using ebay in the future... however i hear horror stories about polishes being faked just like you get mac fakes now. Darn you OPI! i think they'll loose alot of customers by doing this. I think it's all down to their greed and them not liking the polish being sold for half the price they'd like on websites. In the uk it costs £9 for a bottle which is crazy - i could buy a huge sack of cat litter for that!
post #36 of 36

While OPI has published their policy on diversion, as many of you know, most don't understand the complexities that weren't published.

 

OPI, many years ago, had some of their polish produced in China (I have a few that have the chinese characters). This was, of

 

course, based on product costs. While most OPI was produced in the states, supply and demand grew exponentially.

 

It was much cheaper to have the polish made in China while OPI built a bigger factory.

 

The Chinese contractors only produced the polish for a little over 3 years before OPI started making it all in the US.

 

However the damage was done. The Chinese contractors now had the bottle shapes and dimensions, character fonts, product and

 

label knowledge they needed to sell the product on the black market. What started out as a few bottles here and there, has now

 

exploded into the "fake" opi products and they are EVERYWHERE. The most heavily trafficked sales, you guessed it, are online.

 

OPI has no choice but to hinder online sales due to consumers buying fake products. This is the only way to make sure these

 

unscrupulous sellers are taken OUT. The only online venue that has thus far escaped the banishment is Ebay. OPI monitors Ebay. I

 

know because I sell there. That isn't to say there aren't fake OPI dealers on Ebay, because there certainly are. As more and more

 

e-tailers are forced to shut down their OPI sales, they too will head to Ebay. Some legit, like myself and some not. I may not like

 

being just another seller on FeeBay but I do understand why OPI is fighting back.

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